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  • A Summer of Spectacular Shows at Warwick Castle

    This is a review post – we were gifted tickets in exchange for an honest review. To be in with a chance of winning a family day pass to visit Warwick Castle yourself, read this review and enter the giveaway below.

    When we told Pickle we were going for a day out to a Castle – he had no idea what to expect. In his head, we were going to a bouncy castle. Imagine seeing his face when he was actually confronted with the mightily impressive Warwick Castle, and it’s gorgeous grounds. read more

    Countryside, Days Out, Lifestyle
    / July 27, 2019
  • Toddler sat in the snow with a big red pram suit on

    A Snow Day, Sewing and a Kids Songs CD Giveaway #LittleLoves

    This week’s Little Loves is jam packed a whole variety of things, including a giveaway to win a Kids Songs CD. If you’re as obsessed with the theme tunes of Cbeebies shows as I am, you’ll definitely want to enter. From days of sunshine, to a blanket of snow covering the ground this morning – the last fortnight has been a real mixture of everything. Here’s an overview!

    #LittleLoves, Parenting
    / December 8, 2017
  • Lottie Doll Close Up

    Splashing with our Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll

    I’ve been reading a lot recently about gender stereotypes, especially when it comes to children’s clothes and toys. Whilst I wouldn’t say I’m a gender-neutral parent, I’d like Pickle to grow up without assuming pink and dolls are just for girls and that he needs to play with trucks and footballs to be a ‘proper’ boy. He’s spent most of his time so far playing with things like stacking cups, wooden peg blocks and balls but I’ve been keen to get him a doll for a while – partly so he has a variety of play choices and also because I’d quite like him to be kind, nurturing and interested in babies (it would bode well for any future additions to the family!). When Arklu got in touch about their Lottie Doll range, it ticked all the boxes and I was delighted to pick the Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll to be sent out for review – and if you like the look of it too, you can win one for yourself by entering the giveaway at the bottom of the post.

    12-18 Months, Parenting, Reviews
    / October 10, 2017
  • Win Tickets for the Baby & Toddler Show Manchester

    After having a fantastic day out at a similar event at the NEC Birmingham earlier this year, I’m really excited to be heading to the Baby & Toddler Show in Manchester later this month. Unlike the last baby exhibition I went to, this time I’ll be bringing both LPD and Pickle along so it’ll be a proper family day out. There’s an amazing array of exhibitors lined up, so in the run up to the event, I thought I’d share some of the stands I’m most looking forward to, and if it sounds like something you’d fancy – I’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway too!

    / September 4, 2017
  • Personalised Notebook from GiftPup for Cavan

    Big Back to School Giveaway

    Even though I’ve been out of school for what feels like forever now, I still get the summer holiday feeling during August. It becomes ingrained, doesn’t it? You can almost smell the promise of new stationery! Even if your little one isn’t at school, September can often bring changes – if not a new school class, perhaps a new room at nursery or moving up in a baby class. To celebrate this new milestone, and following on from the success of my last big giveaway, I’m delighted to be offering a new competition on Little Pickle’s Mom – this one is designed to make all your starting or back to school prepĀ thatĀ much easier.

    / August 4, 2017
  • Wooden Number from Sweet Es Party Shop

    Children’s Birthday Party Giveaway

    I think planning your child’s first birthday party is a bit of a rite of passage – whether you choose to have a party for their very first birthday or wait until their older, it’s a bit of a milestone. I absolutely loved planning Pickle’s first baby bash – we don’t have a great deal of space at home so we chose to do two parties! One on the Saturday for our immediate family, and one on Sunday for his baby friends. I’d describe myself as fairly ‘mumsy’, so I was quite excited to host a party at home, blow up balloons, bake a cake and serve up some nibbles. It’s one of those ‘Mum’ moments that I’ve been looking forward to. And it didn’t disappoint. All the mad-rush tidying (even though the house still looked a tip!) was totally worth it.

    If you’ve got an upcoming birthday to plan for, I may have just the thing to help! I’m delighted to be running a party themed giveaway. I’ve teamed up with some lovely party and children’s companies to help celebrate Pickle’s birthday with some great prizes on offer.

    / June 5, 2017